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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a night here before and after our safari. We were in and out quickly both times and didn't get to use the pool or check out the premises closely. However, all our interactions with staff (manager, doorman, bell staff, front desk staff, breakfast room servers) were really pleasant. Everyone we encountered was friendly, kind and helpful. The room...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear always_ambulatory Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you very much for all your kind comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice upgrades to room since I last stayed there. Very conformable, clean rooms with Internet access. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Check in and out was quick and efficient. Breakfast as nice with good choices. Had a chicken burger for lunch, it was quite bland and basic was not very satisfied with my lunch. Good business hotel for short...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Rachael C Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay overall. Your comments regarding our chicken burger have been constructively communicated to our Executive Chef for consideration and investigation. We look forward to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and comfortable hotel well placed for central Dar in a good location next to Botanical Gardens. Nice restaurant, reliable wifi, good laundry and airport pick up. Stayed here five or six times across two years and consistently good.

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear 497jon Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for your continued support - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es...

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Accommodation & extremely pleasant and helpful employees. Dining area peaceful and tranquil, outside All round service expectations fulfilled, ideal location with readily available tour and taxi services.

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear jamescW155PV Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our tranquil environment. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael...

Mozambique
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the hub of the city this Hotel met my expectations with everything that a business person needs. Extremely friendly staff that are willing to go the extra mile. Highly recommended and will stay again.

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear M3519CLsandrar Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for almost a week on a business trip to Dar, and it was very good. The rooms seem to have been newly renovated, are comfortable and the aircon works well. Wifi is included and works very well. I could even stream Netflix in my room without any problems. The breakfast and restaurant areas are very nice and the...

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Dear zebra15 Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all your kind comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i stayed less than 48 hours and their policy made me pay for "full 3 days". all other good things means nothing when you pay for one extra day although you preliminarily inform them. they made you pay full day when you make early morning check in immediately but don't be surprised the same happens when you check out early...

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Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All in all, a very pleasant experience, I think I will return to the hotel. The location, the service, the food and the staff were at a very high level. The catch of the day - well, all I can say is that this is how the fish should taste. I have only two critic points - the wifi was...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Ralitsa_nbg Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We have since resolved the issue regarding wi-fi accessibility. Thank you for taking the time to chat to me regarding your concern over taxi prices, it was a pleasure to chat to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good customer experience overall, except with some room for improvement in the dining area. The food was of inferior quality with the cost on the high side. Lots of cats around the dining area too, which disturbed the experience

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear sifisorodneys Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay overall. Your comments have been constructively communicated to our Executive Chef for consideration and corrective action. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I regularly stay at the Southern Sun Dar - I have not been disappointed yet. I am treated like part of the family. The fish served in the restaurant is always fresh and tasty - the rare tuna is the best. The shuttle service to and from the airport is always on time and the service of a high quality.

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Dear DenniscZ6941ME Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern Sun Dar-Es-Salaam offers the best of all worlds with excellent facilities and within walking distance of the city centre. It is situated in a quiet part of town, close to the sea, next door to the Botanical Gardens and numerous diplomatic missions. The Hotel was recently awarded Silver status by the Heritage Environmental rating program in recognition of our commitment to reducing the Hotels environmental impact. A free Wi-Fi service is offered throughout the building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Address: 1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: ₹ 12,825 - ₹ 18,267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Dar es Salaam 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#3 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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“Room 102 not a good view”
luka99, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are very quiet”
rabaria2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the seafront, or a 5 minute taxi ride.”
djnow, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bar / pool area is a little noisy. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room on the other side.”
Eclipsegroupie, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you do not stay on the pool side if you want to avoid the noise”
PDM77059, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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